22 Dec Echinacea (Echinacea)
Echinacea originated in North America where the native Americans used it poultices, mouthwashes, and teas. Now popular worldwide, with herbalists prescribing the herb whenever anyone has infection or pus in or on their body. It is a blood purifier and contains a large range of fatty acids, iron, copper, cobalt.
The herb is a immune system stimulant, it heals tissue, is an anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, is a natural antibiotic and is even touted to be helpful with cancer patients.
Echinacea encourages production of the immune system’s white blood cells in the fight against foreign micro-organisms; it may increase the production of T cells, which together with white blood cells fight against infections.
Echinacea can also be effective as a topical medicine for eczema and other skin problems.
How It May Benefit You…
- colds, influenza, and other respiratory illnesses
- ear infections
- septicaemia (blood poisoning)
- bladder infections.
Apply externally for:
- insect bites
Do not use Echinacea as a tea.
Do not give Echinacea to children younger than two years old and start with small doses for older children and older adults.
Check with your doctor before using Echinacea if you are pregnant or nursing.
WARNING: Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Available in capsules and tinctures.